Minnesota School of Business, Globe University cease program enrollment

by Benjamin Farniok

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business stopped enrolling students in their criminal justice program, according to the Star Tribune. The announcement came amid claims that the schools misinformed students about their chances of finding a job after college.

Accreditation issues at the schools have prevented many graduates from obtaining their law enforcement licenses in Minnesota, according to a press release from Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. A Dec. 30 email sent to students said though the program ceased enrollment, there will be a “teach out” for some of its students.

Swanson filed a lawsuit against the schools in July, alleging the schools misrepresented career prospects for criminal justice graduates and deceived students about the transferability of credits to other colleges and universities. The suit also seeks restitution for affected students and civil penalties against the schools.

The Department of Defense put both schools on probation in October, preventing the institutions from accepting certain benefits from the federal government, according to the Star Tribune.